BS in English Language and Literature

University of Lahore

The degree is a 04-year program and has been specifically designed to cover core areas in linguistics, literature and English language. It encourages the learners to read and analyze critically a wide range of texts. This will orient them to various traditions of writing/speaking in English. Special emphasis is given to enhancing proficiency in oral and written English which subsequently ensures employability in various fields. Being highly interdisciplinary in nature, the program enables students to connect their knowledge of English language, literature and linguistics with several areas of social sciences such as philosophy, psychology, globalization, sociology, etc. This paves way for the students to trace and recognize current trends for conducting a small-scale research in an area of interest.

Career Opportunities

On completion of BS Language and Communication, some of the visible career options include key positions in teaching, civil services, judiciary, print and electronic media, NGOs, INGOs, multinational organizations and civil society organizations. Studies in humanities impart a strong knowledge base to establish institutions for service to humanity or even business for self-employment.

 

 

Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 English I: Speaking & Listening (Vocabulary, Tenses) 3
2 Introduction to Literature: History of English Literature 3
3 Introduction to Psychology 3
4 Introduction to Philosophy 3
5 Pakistan Studies 3
6 Introduction to Linguistics (Basics) 3

 

Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 English II: Academic Reading & Writing 3
2 Islamic Studies
3
3 Introduction to Sociology 3
4 Introduction to Health & Physical Science 3
5 Introduction to Literature: Poetry & One-Act Play
3
6 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3

 

Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Communication Skills 3
2 Introduction to Computers 3
3 Globalization 3
4 Organizational Behavior 3
5 Introduction to English Fiction
3
6  Phonetics & English Phonology 3

 

Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Academic Reading & Writing (Advanced) 3
2 Human Rights & Citizenship Education
3
3 Introduction to English Prose
3
4 Language, Culture & Identity 3
5 Introduction to Anthropology
3
6 Translation Studies 3

 

Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Foreign Language (Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Turkish, etc.) 3
2 Classical Drama: Greek & Elizabethan 3
3 Classical Poetry 3
4 Psycholinguistics
3
5 Stylistics 3

 

Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Sociolinguistics 3
2 Film & Media Studies 3
3 English for Occupational Purposes 3
4 Semantics 3
5 Fantasy Literature in English 3
6 Discourse Analysis 3

 

Semester 7

Sr. No Course Title Cr. Hrs.



 Literature Major
1 20th Century Literature: Poetry & Drama 3
2 Research Methods in Literature 3
3 Literary Criticism 3
4 South Asian Literature 3
5 American Literature 3
Linguistics Major
1 Second Language Acquistion 3
2 Comparative Lingusitics 3
3 Pragmatics 3
4 Syllabus Designing & Testing 3
5 Research Methods in Linguisitics 3

 

Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.



 Literature Major
1 Contemporary Literary Thoery 3
2 Modern Poetry 3
3 Teaching of Literature 3
4 Research Project/Thesis 3
Linguistics Major
1 English for Specific Purposes 3
2` Language Evaluation 3
3 Morphology & Syntax 3
4 Research Project 3
Offered at Campuses
 UoL Main Campus, Lahore
Fact File

Program Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirements: F.A./ F.Sc./ I.Com / ICS/ A-Level certificate or equivalent with minimum second division

Program Recognition
  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan